Emil Warburg

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Emil Warburg
Emil Gabriel Warburg (1846-1931).jpg
Born(1846-03-09)9 March 1846
Altona, Germany
Died28 July 1931(1931-07-28) (aged 85)
Alma materUniversity of Berlin
ChildrenOtto Heinrich Warburg
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Berlin
University of Strassburg
University of Freiburg
ThesisDe systematis corporum vibrantium (1867)
Doctoral advisorHeinrich Gustav Magnus
Doctoral studentsGustav Heinrich Angenheister
Eduard Grüneisen
James Franck
Julius Edgar Lilienfeld
Edgar Meyer [de]
R. W. Pohl
Other notable studentsHans von Euler-Chelpin
William Duane

Emil Gabriel Warburg (German pronunciation: [ˈeːmiːl ˈvaːɐ̯bʊʁk];[1][2] 9 March 1846 – 28 July 1931) was a German physicist who during his career was professor of physics at the Universities of Strassburg, Freiburg and Berlin. He was president of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft 1899–1905. His name is notably associated with the Warburg element of electrochemistry.

Among his students were James Franck (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1925), Eduard Grüneisen, Robert Pohl, Erich Regener and Hans von Euler-Chelpin (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1929). He carried out research in the areas of kinetic theory of gases, electrical conductivity, gas discharges, heat radiation, ferromagnetism and photochemistry.

He was a member of the Warburg family, and the father of Otto Heinrich Warburg (Nobel Prize in Physiology, 1931). He was a friend of Albert Einstein.

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  1. ^ Dudenredaktion; Kleiner, Stefan; Knöbl, Ralf (2015) [First published 1962]. Das Aussprachewörterbuch [The Pronunciation Dictionary] (in German) (7th ed.). Berlin: Dudenverlag. pp. 340, 895. ISBN 978-3-411-04067-4.
  2. ^ Krech, Eva-Maria; Stock, Eberhard; Hirschfeld, Ursula; Anders, Lutz Christian (2009). Deutsches Aussprachewörterbuch [German Pronunciation Dictionary] (in German). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 477, 1045. ISBN 978-3-11-018202-6.

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